Category: Health

The Influence of Moderate Wine Consumption and Ambiance on Mood: A Psychological and Physiological Analysis

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It has been well documented that mood is affected in part by the endocannaboid system in both animals and humans. Specifically, levels of various endocannaboids (ECs) and their receptors have been directly implicated in mental health conditions such as anxiety…

Wine Literature Review Lightning Round: 9th Edition

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It’s very difficult, if not impossible, for one single person to thoroughly review every single piece of peer reviewed literature related to wine that is published every day. This Wine Literature Review Lightning Round series presents three new papers (within the past…

Making Microbeads Out of Winery Wastes: A Novel Approach to Improving Shelf Life and Stability of Polyphenols

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With an ever increasing number of mouths to feed word wide and a food supply that has seemingly gone downhill in terms of its quality, the interest in developing and producing functional foods – or foods that are enriched in…